Pontiac G8 ST Killed

Wednesday January 14th, 2009 at 9:11 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Pontiac G8 STIt seems that the hopes of GM, via Pontiac, to resurrect and modernize the El Camino aren’t going to happen any time soon. Pontiac PR man Jim Hopson confirms that the planned for 2010 Pontiac G8 ST, as the new “El Camino” was to be called, has been killed. The company delivered the news to dealers last week.

GM put the decision squarely at the feet of the recent economic and auto sales downturn in general, along with GM’s less than stellar financial shape, specifically. At the same time, rumors were swirling that any and all programs slated to be released after the middle of 2009 are “under review”. Sure, that seems like a natural outgrowth of the times, but it still has to give gearheads pause.

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2008 Pontiac G8 GT – Does the G stand for Globalization?

Tuesday April 29th, 2008 at 9:44 AM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

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By Kurt Gensheimer


  • Raucous 361 HP 6.0 Liter V8 for under $30K
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Active fuel-management system
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  • No manual tranny and no paddle shifters
  • Oil and volt gauges out of a 1984 6000 STE
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